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September 28, 2015
Alumnus Shines A Light on Incarcerated Youth In Virginia

This summer, as part of the Performing Statistics project, directed by Photography/Film alumnus Mark Strandquist, a group of incarcerated youth were able to leave their prison 3 days a week, for 8 weeks. Youth participants worked with artists, lawyers, educators, and activists to use art and writing to re-imagine the juvenile justice system. In Virginia,…

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September 28, 2015
Photography Assistant Professor Gets Noticed For Recovery Ride

Assistant Professor John Freyer’s Free Ice Water project made the rounds, literally, during the UCI World Road Cycling Championship. The Richmond Times-Dispatch highlighted his project, which encourages one-on-one conversations with people about substance abuse recovery.

September 24, 2015
VCUarts Alumnus Art Directs New Peanuts Movie

If you have kids, or if you’re just a huge Charles Schulz fan, you’ve probably heard that Peanuts is coming to the big screen. But did you know a VCUarts alumnus has something to do with it? Nash Dunnigan, who got his BFA studying illustration, served as the art director on the project. His other…

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September 23, 2015
Style Weekly Features a VCUarts Power Couple

Thanks to Style Weekly for highlighting two of our chairs, Sonya Clark and husband Darryl Harper, as one of Richmond’d premier art couples.

September 23, 2015
VMFA Fellowship Applications Are Open

Our students, faculty, staff and alumni have long represented VCUarts as awardees through the VMFA Fellowship program. There is no application fee, but the deadline is November 6, 2015. Opportunity The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is…

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September 21, 2015
Land Dive Team: UCI Road World Championships

In partnership with 1708 Gallery for the Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships, Associate Professor Hope Ginsburg’s newest deployment of the Land Dive Team proposes a counterpoint to exertion with a different kind of physical and mental endurance. Part of her Breathing on Land project, this group of people meditating with the assistance of scuba…

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September 16, 2015
Mama Mia! Theatre Graduate Hits The Road on Broadway Tour

As the production of Mama Mia! ends its run on Broadway, casting has been announced for the show’s North American tour – which features Theatre’s Max Ehlich (BFA ’14). Ehlich will be playing Eddie, best friend to Sophie Sheridan. For more casting information, read the full article on Playbill. The ABBA-inspired musical will visit more…

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September 10, 2015
Art Ed Associate Professor Receives NEH Grant for Civil War Project

Melanie Buffington, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Art Education, was awarded a $179,946 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her project leading workshops with K-12 teachers exploring symbols and memory of the Civil War. “It just seemed like a really good fit. The idea is that they want to bring…

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September 08, 2015
Your Comprehensive Guide to The Big Bike Race

It seems like every day we’re getting a new email with a new link or page to follow for bike racing information. Well, we’ve pooled those resources together in one location. Bookmark this one post to keep all your bike resources in line. Are we missing any? Email us at artssocial at vcu.edu for more…

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September 08, 2015
Music Associate Professor Featured in Industry Publication

Patrick G. Smith, associate professor in the Music department, was prominently featured in Buffet Group USA’s September edition of Rhapsody in News. Smith, a Hans Hoyer Artist, attended the International Horn Symposium in Los Angeles and Hollywood, where he performed the music of James Naigus, in addition to leading symposium sessions and master classes. Buffet…

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September 04, 2015
VCU School of the Arts welcomes Class of 2019

Six hundred and fifty one students have joined the incoming freshman Class of 2019 at VCU School of the Arts (VCUarts). As a group, the class represents a cross-section of talent, creativity, socio-economic backgrounds, cities and countries, interests, and cultures that VCUarts values. “We’re really excited about the diversity and originality of this incoming class,”…

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